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Old 13-10-2019, 12:46 PM   #76
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Hi guys I'm struggling with youku

1. If I want vip do I use their app or website?
2. How to cast to Chromecast using app?
3. Is it true no need vpn after pay?
If you are using iPhone, use the app and in-app purchase to pay. But if you do not have iOS device, then you have a problem to get VIP unless you have working wechat wallet.

It does not support Chromecast. You can use Android TV box for TV.

Yes it is true that no VPN is needed for most of the show. I encountered a few shows still locked though. One of the recent shows is 长安十二时辰.

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Old 13-10-2019, 12:53 PM   #77
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FYI, I have renewed VIP subscription for QQ Music for two years. And Youku VIP for one year. But now I mainly use my Android phone Huawei P20 because it has better Audio Video performance than my 4 year old iPhone 6S.

Then I notice that QQ Music and Xiami Music start to have more and more songs getting geo-locked and not available in Singapore even though I have VIP for both. Solution is simple, just use the free version of Transock and the songs will be available.

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Old 24-10-2019, 11:02 PM   #78
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If you are using iPhone, use the app and in-app purchase to pay. But if you do not have iOS device, then you have a problem to get VIP unless you have working wechat wallet.

It does not support Chromecast. You can use Android TV box for TV.

Yes it is true that no VPN is needed for most of the show. I encountered a few shows still locked though. One of the recent shows is 长安十二时辰.
I used the inapp purchase method but I am still not registering as a VIP in the app any idea why

Frustrated 😞

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Old 25-10-2019, 06:30 AM   #79
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I used the inapp purchase method but I am still not registering as a VIP in the app any idea why

Frustrated 😞
No idea then.

You may want to post the detailed steps how you log in to the app and how you pay for the VIP. Screenshots may help as well.

Usual steps:
1) log in using your Singapore phone number on iPhone, SMS verification is needed.
2) pay for the VIP using in-app purchase
3) test the VIP on your iPhone
4) if you pay for 酷喵VIP, test your VIP on Android TV boxes -- you need to log in by using your iPhone Youku app by scanning the QR code on the TV screen
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Old 25-10-2019, 07:48 AM   #80
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No idea then.

You may want to post the detailed steps how you log in to the app and how you pay for the VIP. Screenshots may help as well.

Usual steps:
1) log in using your Singapore phone number on iPhone, SMS verification is needed.
2) pay for the VIP using in-app purchase
3) test the VIP on your iPhone
4) if you pay for 酷喵VIP, test your VIP on Android TV boxes -- you need to log in by using your iPhone Youku app by scanning the QR code on the TV screen
I scanned using my qr code on my android phone

My main access is in ipad though, and I used the in app method to buy one month which ios says successful but yk doesn't register it
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Old 25-10-2019, 08:09 AM   #81
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I scanned using my qr code on my android phone

My main access is in ipad though, and I used the in app method to buy one month which ios says successful but yk doesn't register it
Did you try it on your Android phone first? Did you see the VIP status under your Android phone? You can also try to log in using a PC to see if that works.

As an experiment, I just installed Youku HD (tablet version) on my iPad 2018 (for kids so I do not use it) and then loged in using my Android phone to scan the QR code, and it worked well. The iPad recognized my VIP status.

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Old 25-10-2019, 09:17 AM   #82
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Did you try it on your Android phone first? Did you see the VIP status under your Android phone? You can also try to log in using a PC to see if that works.

As an experiment, I just installed Youku HD (tablet version) on my iPad 2018 (for kids so I do not use it) and then loged in using my Android phone to scan the QR code, and it worked well. The iPad recognized my VIP status.
It doesn't say vip on both android and iOS

But confirm billed cos I got the receipt lol

I think I have to write in for refund


Tips welcomed!! 😊

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Old 25-10-2019, 09:57 AM   #83
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Here's a screen of what it says

It says my account (the second account in one of the screen) is upgraded but still cannot watch as it still prompt me to upgrade

https://ibb.co/tXHpQ6v
https://ibb.co/djQ9B3K
https://ibb.co/RHHFjk1

Any ideas

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Old 29-10-2019, 08:08 PM   #84
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Here's a screen of what it says

It says my account (the second account in one of the screen) is upgraded but still cannot watch as it still prompt me to upgrade

https://ibb.co/tXHpQ6v
https://ibb.co/djQ9B3K
https://ibb.co/RHHFjk1

Any ideas
Hmm, no idea then.

You may want to check with Youku to see what happened.

Anyway, how did you buy your VIP?

If you buy from iPhone, try on the same iPhone first to see if it works. Then try on your iPad.

If you buy from Android phone, try on the same Android phone first. Then try on your iPad.

BTW, there are two versions of Youku under iOS, one for iPhone and the other for iPad (Youku HD).

I have tried both paying from my iPhone and my Android phone and both worked for me. But I have not tried paying from iPad.

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Old 06-11-2019, 11:51 AM   #85
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Good news, now you can use Alipay without a China bank card to pay for Youku VIP or things like that.

Ref:
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/c...5743833-2.html

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/c...708797-46.html

In Alipay app home screen, search for Your Pass and from there follow the instructions.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:37 PM   #86
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Good news, now you can use Alipay without a China bank card to pay for Youku VIP or things like that.

Ref:
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/c...5743833-2.html

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/c...708797-46.html

In Alipay app home screen, search for Your Pass and from there follow the instructions.
Wah finally! Thanks bro for the information! If there is a vote for the best member for Chinese entertainment, TV boxes, payment and etc, you will be the MVP!
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:25 AM   #87
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Just an update for iQiyi 爱奇艺,previously I was using the China version on my Android phone which require VPN. Now I notice the new international version (for mobile phone and tablet) is available from Google Play Store and Apple iOS App Store, (said to start since June 2019).

You can register using email address. And you can access quite some ads-supported contents without using VPN, up to 720p. VIP subscription is available from in-app purchase. The price is not cheap though. Gold VIP (mobile phone and iPad) is at S$9 per month and Diamond VIP (TV) is at S$13 per month. First month trial is free.

It is said that iQiyi got cooperation with Astro in Malaysia and they may get more contents, including iQiyi on Astro TV platform.
https://www.theedgemarkets.com/artic...-outside-china

Based on my testing, the TV version of iQiyi app 银河奇异果does not work with this international type of account. So no point to pay for the Diamond VIP. Gold VIP is enough (up to 1080p, no ads).

Take note you can use the Androud phone version in generic Android TV boxes (just download from Play Store and register using a Singapore phone number). Without paying you will get up to 720p and ads. With paying you get up to 1080p.

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Old 07-11-2019, 10:09 PM   #88
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MGTV (Mango TV international version) is another choice for iPhone/iPad and Android phones, no VPN is needed as this is the international version. You can use the Android phone version under generic Android TV box as well. There is a version for official Android TV OS device like Mi Box S and Nvidia Shield TV.

In-app purchase for iOS or Android (Google Play)
S$5.98 monthly
S$14.98 per quarter
S$42.98 annual
Some contents may need separate purchase at S$1.48/S$2.98/S$5.98.

Contents overview
https://glb.m.mgtv.com/channel/home/

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Old 07-11-2019, 11:16 PM   #89
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WeTV is under Tencent and it was launched in Thailand.

It seems to me you can use it here in Singapore as well without VPN. App is available from Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You can register using Singapore phone number and then check if the contents are good enough or not. The Android phone version also works under generic Android TV box.

VIP is not cheap either since the promotion yearly price is at S$77. Since I am not so sure if it is officially supported here or not, it is not recommended to buy yearly. They do have promotion price for first month or first three month as well which is pretty cheap (but thereafter the price is not cheap).

Contents overview
https://m.wetv.vip/

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Old 28-11-2019, 10:32 PM   #90
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One official new app from CCTV in China, 央视频. Got CCTV 5 and 5+ for live sports and other China live TV channels. No need VPN now.

It also has some 4k contents.

Mobile app is available for both iOS (Apple App Store) and Android (download from website).
https://www.yangshipin.cn/

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